D.C. United Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. D.C. United

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People Good Experience Looks good on resume

    Cons

    Long Hours Mundane Tasks A lot of work

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns worth while tasks


  2. Helpful (1)

    Dystopia

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time

    Pros

    - Smart, fun & intelligent co-workers - Opportunity to work within a growing & rising sport

    Cons

    - Paranoia was prevalent among staff after mass layoffs - Insultingly low pay - Leadership vacuum due to not having a President - Morally corrupt owners - Firing of beloved staff for nepotism hires - Sexism & homophobia goes unchecked - Still no stadium for the team to call their own

    Advice to Management

    Hard to give constructive advice to management who only want to surround themselves with yes people.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    D.C. United has long been a proud organization, boasting more domestic and international championships than any other American soccer team. The front office was considered top-of-the-league, in terms of Marketing and Communication efforts for many years, under fantastic leadership.

    Cons

    In 2012, with new owners on board, there was a clean out of the front office. The layoffs included over six upper management roles, including two of the best Marketing/Communication professionals in the business. Since then, most roles have not be filled, but have been replaced with lower-level, less experienced people. The quality of work has gone down dramatically, which has hurt ticket sales, sponsorship sales, and media attention in the DC area.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced and passionate people, and trust them to do their jobs. Never fire somebody over their salary or because they questioned your opinion. Remember that collaborative work is always going to prove the best results.


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  5. I worked in the communications field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great time working with the coaches. They were very easygoing but outspoken if they believed in something -The DA players were wonderful to work with. -Culture was very focused on getting the job done

    Cons

    -Very disjointed in vision for the company and how it was marketed -A lot of turnover created many problems -They do not pay interns for work and try to get as much work out of you for as little money possible


  6. Helpful (1)

    Energetic, fun, professional, passionate about soccer!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at D.C. United part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are amazing! You go to work knowing that everyone wants to be there too! Amazing atmosphere and there is no better place to be than on game days!

    Cons

    Very hard to advance or even get more than your foot in the door. Upper management is invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Become visible. Lead.


  7. good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D.C. United part-time

    Pros

    easy job to do for student or retiree

    Cons

    not enough hours due to games being sporadic


  8. Full time for one year, interned for one season

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work at entry level and some mid level management people are great people. However, very few people have been in their current positions for longer than two years, which makes it hard to have a true company direction.

    Cons

    Senior management is very closed off. There is a huge gap between c-level/vps and mid manager, coordinator level staff. During staff outings senior management chooses not to attend, which creates a culture of guilt if you choose to participate in the staff activity, which transcends to guilt about taking vacation days, leaving at 5:30 instead of 6, speaking your opinion or giving new ideas. No appreciation of employees is shown, despite asking employees to work hard for a club that has been poorly managed for years. Every other club in MLS (with the possible exception of Chivas) has grown and earned huge amounts of sponsorship dollars, attendance numbers, and growing fan base. There is a reason. Annual layoffs has stunted club development and derailed any attempts at unified club leadership. Job advancement is nonexistent. As is common with sports jobs, a position only opens when someone is fired or leaves for a better job elsewhere. They also know that there are dozens of people who are lined up to take your job, so if you're unhappy, they'll show you the door without any hesitation. Compensation is very poor. Employees are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours, plus games and events without overtime. Other benefits include minimal health and dental, with a complementary gym membership, which probably is the best benefit offered. Don't be sweet talked into a stadium deal. The city has so much bureaucracy and red tape that any promises of a stadium opening in the next few years cannot be trusted. Hopefully it does happen and the club can find some revitalization, but don't get your hopes up.

    Advice to Management

    Show you value your employees.


  9. Great place to work with people who are passionate about soccer

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    Current Employee - Game Day Merchandise Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Game Day Merchandise Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at D.C. United part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - awesome people to work with - easy scheduling

    Cons

    - sometimes unorganized - paychecks will sometimes be sent out late


  10. Smart, talented, fun co-workers; horrible executive management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at D.C. United full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are bright, talented and all-around good peoples. Real sense of camaraderie due to long hours and common goals. Fun, cool job to have.

    Cons

    Senior management clearly doesn't care about office morale, pay is awful and hours are long (the latter is to be expected in sports).

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people instead of replaceable robots


  11. Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at D.C. United full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sports, fun, exciting, cool colleagues, soccer

    Cons

    Working conditions, pay, long hours

    Advice to Management

    get a new stadium, stop lying to the public



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